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4 women shot, wounded in East Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four women were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in East Tennessee, police said. Two of the victims suffered serious wounds and two had non-life-threatening injuries, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Knoxville Police. The...

Think tank blasts Hamilton County's purchase of farmland

Dec. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — As Hamilton County government prepares its biggest land purchase in decades for a new industrial park, a conservative think tank in Nashville is blasting the move as “a horrible policy” that will allow only about a third of the property to be developed for new...

Tennessee halts exemptions to COVID law after court rulings

Dec. 01, 2021 17:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee on Wednesday halted dozens of exemptions that allowed businesses and public entities to require people to take COVID-19 preventive measures in spite of a state law severely limiting them, citing court rulings that blocked some of President Joe Biden’s...

Oral history of deadly Gatlinburg fire going online

Nov. 30, 2021 04:08 AM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — An oral history of a deadly wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated Gatlinburg in 2016 will be easily accessible to the public beginning on Tuesday. That's when Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops 2...

Tennessee frat gets 5-year suspension for hazing, alcohol

Nov. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The oldest fraternity chapter at the University of Tennessee has been suspended for five years over repeated hazing and alcohol violations, the university says. Alpha Tau Omega will be suspended until the fall 2026 semester, university...

Universities to buses: Tennessee COVID law exemptions sought

Nov. 16, 2021 17:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE Tenn. (AP) — Universities, transportation agencies and the operator of a national laboratory are among those landing exemptions to a new Tennessee law that strictly limits or prohibits most government entities and businesses from implementing COVID-19 prevention mandates. For...

Chattanooga joins group to make Tenn. River a paddling mecca

Nov. 13, 2021 00:07 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga is joining other towns along the Tennessee River in a partnership to promote paddling and other recreational activities in what backers hope will make the 652-mile waterway an internationally known destination for long-distance kayaking and canoeing,...

USDA announces $20.2M for dairy business innovation

Nov. 12, 2021 12:04 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $20.2 million in investments in dairy business innovation efforts, including in the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center in Vermont, that it says will help small dairy farms as they recover from the pandemic. ...

University of Tennessee system proposes veteran tuition rate

Nov. 12, 2021 04:14 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system is proposing a break that would let military veterans attend its campuses at the discounted in-state tuition rate. The university says the board has shown support for President Randy Boyd’s proposal and a...

Sonny Osborne, bluegrass banjoist behind 'Rocky Top,' dies

Oct. 25, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose fast banjo licks turned “Rocky Top” into a hit with The Osborne Brothers, has died. He was 84. Alison Brown, a Grammy-winning banjo player, told The Tennessean that Osborne died on Sunday....